After successfully completing this Innovative Justice unit through OUA and Griffith University you will be able to identify a range of innovative justice practices, and why they have emerged during the past several decades.
You will also understand how innovative justice practices are similar to and different from those of conventional criminal justice, and also understand the processes and impact of restorative justice on victims and offenders.
Your skills will also include the ability to understand therapeutic jurisprudence and specialist courts; and also identify the key writers and contributors to this field.
You will understand Indigenous sentencing courts, therapeutic jurisprudence and specialist courts.
It is expected that you have a basic understanding of level 1 criminology units.
Areas of study
In this Innovative Justice unit, the topics you will study include:
Restorative justice and conventional criminal justice: comparisons, strengths and limits
History of restorative justice
Restorative justice classics
Theories associated with restorative justice
Practices and legal contexts of restorative justice
Take-home exam week
Impact of restorative justice on victims and offenders, part 1
Impact of restorative justice on victims and offenders, part 2
Upon completion of this unit, you will gain an insight into new justice practices and understand their place as legitimate responses to crime. You will understand the importance of adapting and analysing conventional justice systems and the need for new justice practices in society.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Innovative Justice from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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